"'Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned
Everything you lose is a step you take..." (Taylor Swift).
Sometimes the greatest treasure is found in the deepest loss. Jesus is sweeter still in times of sorrow and that experience with Him is teaching me to embrace the thorns in life.
Acceptance leads to joy. It doesn't mean you love circumstances, choices others have made, consequences, or don't pray for change. It doesn't mean you don't feel loss, longing, or grief.
Acceptance is submitting to God's purpose in the unknown and the known. It's building confidence in Him today while hoping for tomorrow. It's taking one step forward at a time knowing that, even though the bridges of the past are ashes now, He is creating beauty (Is. 61:3).
Step forward today.
"Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.